Divine Women’s Hospital: Addressing Your FAQs from Pre-Delivery to Post-Delivery

Divine Women’s Hospital: Addressing Your FAQs from Pre-Delivery to Post-Delivery

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Before Pregnancy

1.How long should I wait before hoping to become pregnant after quitting birth control?

A: It varies according to the kind of birth control. For some methods, it could take several days to several months for fertility to stabilize. Consult your healthcare provider for specific guidance.

2.Should I change my lifestyle in any way before attempting to become pregnant?

A: It is true that managing serious diseases like diabetes or hypertension, giving up smoking, keeping a healthy weight, and consuming less alcohol can all enhance fertility and the success of pregnancies.

3.I want to get pregnant. Should I take prenatal vitamins first?

A: It is true that folic acid-containing prenatal vitamins can lower the baby’s risk of neural tube defects.

4.Do I need to think about getting tested for genetics before getting pregnant?

A: To figure out the probability of transmitting on inherited conditions, your healthcare provider may suggest detection of carriers or genetic counseling based on family history and ethnic background.

5.What are some ways to monitor ovulation and improve the chance of becoming pregnant?

A: You can determine when you are most fertile by keeping an eye on your menstrual cycle, using ovulation predictor kits, and measuring your basal body temperature.

During pregnancy:

1.How frequently should I visit my physician while I’m pregnant?
A: visits for prenatal care are usually scheduled once a month for the first two trimesters of pregnancy, and then more frequently as the pregnancy goes on.

2.What foods should I stay away from when I’m pregnant?

A: There is a chance that some foods, such as raw fish, unpasteurized dairy, and deli meats, will cause a foodborne illness. Limiting caffeine intake and avoiding from alcohol are also advised.

3.Is working out safe when expecting?

A: Yes, most expectant mothers can exercise moderately without risk. Before beginning or continuing any exercise program, it’s crucial to speak with your healthcare provider.

4.What signs of pregnancy should I call my doctor about?

A: You should notify your healthcare provider right away if you experience any of the following symptoms: decreased fetal movement, severe abdominal pain, headaches that don’t go away, or vaginal bleeding.

5.What checkups or tests for pregnancy are advised?

A: Ultrasound scans, blood tests for genetic screening, and screenings for group B bacteria and pregnancy-related diabetes are common prenatal tests.

Post Pregnancy:


1: How soon can I expect my menstrual cycle to return after childbirth?

A: While this varies from woman to woman, it usually returns in 6–8 weeks if the mother is not nursing, or longer if the mother is breastfeeding regularly.

2.What is the suggested interval between postpartum check-ups?

A : postpartum checkup is typically scheduled approximately six weeks after childbirth, but usually not earlier than the first few weeks following childbirth.

3.How can I control my aches and pains and recovery after giving birth?

A: Postpartum recovery can be aided by getting enough rest, eating a healthy diet, drinking plenty of water, and asking for help from friends and family. You can also discuss pain management options with your physician.

4.When can I resume my exercise program after giving birth?

A: You should generally begin mild exercise as soon as you feel comfortable, but you should pay attention to your body’s needs and hold off on doing anything strenuous until you’ve fully recovered. Before beginning any postpartum exercise program, make sure to speak with your healthcare provider.

Divine Women’s Hospital is home to gold medal list Dr. Devang Patel, who has 13 years of experience in obstetrics and gynecology and was the first in his field to receive a Fellowship of the National Board (FNB). Our committed team is committed to providing comprehensive care and support throughout your pregnancy journey, attending to your needs and questions at every step from pre-delivery to post-delivery. Our top priorities are your comfort, health, and well-being; we want you to have a positive and empowered birthing experience.